February 1, 2012
The Indiana Senate is examining laws regarding a dangerous abortion drug for a possible update. According to WTHR 13 News, a bill will go before the Senate today that would remove a requirement that forces doctors to give women seeking the abortion pill, RU-486, a higher-than-required dose of the drug. Proponents of the requirement say that women suffer from a greater risk of serious, and potentially deadly, side effects when such a large dose of the medication is prescribed.
Yesterday, lawmakers removed a section of the current law from the books that required doctor’s to give patients seeking the abortion pill a dosage three times higher than needed. Lawmakers agreed that the rules were outdated, and thus created a new bill, which requires a doctor to visit with the patient prior to prescribing the medication and schedule a follow-up ultrasound two weeks later to ensure all is well.
The large doses can lead to heavy bleeding and sometimes, deadly infections.
Other less serious side effects could include:
- Back Pain
Patients are warned to contact your doctor immediately if you suffer any of the following symptoms:
- Heavy Bleeding
- Abdominal Pain or Sick Feelings more than 24 hours after taking the medication
The Indiana drug injury lawyers with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers are available to speak with you anytime if you have been seriously injured by a medication that was prescribed to you by a doctor.